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Institutional Best Practice

PRACTICE 1 (ENVIRONMENT ENABLING EMPOWERMENT)

  1.  Title: Implementation of green initiatives and energy conservation practices in SVMCHRC
  2. Objectives of the practice:
  • To follow sustainable construction practices
  • To adopt solid waste management system
  • To adopt energy and water conservation measures
  • To establish campus renewable energy sources like roof-top solar power plants
  • To initiate green belt development in the campus
  1. The Context

The institution follows energy conservation measures to effectively substantiate the consumption of energy in the campus, to improve environmental quality, to use renewable and non-renewable energy resources judiciously and conserve water.

The borewell facility in the campus caters to the water needs of the campus. The natural pond in the campus enables it to be energy and environment conserved area and the institution’s pond maintenance was lauded by the then honorable Governor Lt. Kiran Bedi during her visit to the campus.

Reverse Osmosis (RO) facility in the campus enables the availability of clean and fresh potable water for day-to-day consumption and usage of the people.

The institution has facility for on-site sewage systems better known as septic systems which naturally recycles the wastewater generated in various forms by recharging ground water with appropriately treated effluent and using the treated water for the gardening and plantation purposes. 

Rain water harvesting system implemented in the campus provides water during drought, help mitigate flooding of low-lying areas, reduce the depletion of wells and enable groundwater to be sustained.

The energy generated from solar plant of the institution effectively fulfills the energy requirements of the campus.

  1. The Practices

Renewable Energy:

Solar Power Plant – Capacity : 650 kWp

150kWp – Vikram Solar

100kWp – Fourth Partner Energy

300kWp – Fourth Partner Energy

100 kWp in progress

Protected Water Supply

Water treatment plants

RO drinking water plants

Environmental sustainability

  • Rain water harvesting
  • Sewage treatment plants
    • Institute – 250 KLD : 2003 and revamped in 2015
    • Hostel – 250KLD : Commissioned in 2014

Disposal of Non-biodegradable Waste:

E-waste generated in the laboratories are collected and stored in a place ear-marked for this purpose. Those items that may be recycled and reused are done so. The rest are disposed to authorized agents.

Rainwater Harvesting:

The source of water to be harvested is the roof water and the sheet flow. These are used productively for domestic water supply, stock water, irrigation of the fodder crops, trees and also for fish farming. The rainwater collected from the terrace of the buildings through the pipe line and saucer drain is connected to the rainwater harvest pit, filtered through the media of sand & several sizes of stone jelly, pebbles and finally stored below the ground level.

Evidence of success

  • MOU/Agreement for disposing Bio-medical waste
  • Certificate for Green Energy and Environment Audit
  • Increase in ground water level and the quality of water in the campus
  • Sustenance of the in-campus pond water level

Problems Encountered and Resources Required

  • Unpredictable rainfall
  • Initial high cost
  • Regular maintenance
  • Seepage of chemicals or animal droppings from roof types
  • Storage limits

 

Energy Conservation

Kiran Bedi Visit to Campus and Pond

PRACTICE 2 (HOSPITAL INFECTION CONTROL COMMITTEE)

1. Title – Hospital Infection Control Committee (HICC) in infection control practices
of medical graduates
2. Objectives of the Practice
To create medical graduates equipped with skills to identify the threat areas and
establish effective infection control practices and reduce the risks of Health
Care Associated Infections in their professional practice settings
3. The context
SVMCHRC has a fully functioning Hospital Infection Control Committee (HICC),
which deals with patient safety and infection control practices. At regular sessions
the students and interns are trained in the safety norms and guided principles of the
infection control practices to be followed in the hospital setting.

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  1. The practice

The following knowledge and training given:

Pre-clinical Phase

  1. Doctor-Patients Relationship
  • Universal Precautions
  • First aid bleeding, burns, electrical injuries, bandaging
  • Principles of waste management

Para- clinical Phase

  1. Common types, causes, diagnosis and control of nosocomial infections
  2. Decontamination of hospital environment
  3. Specific procedures for collection of samples
  4. Hand hygiene
  5. Occupational exposures and its management
  6. HIC team and Hospital Acquired Infections surveillance

Clinical Phase and for Interns

  1. Appropriate usage of Personal Protective Equipment
  2. Identification and management of hospital outbreaks
  3. Rational use of blood and blood components as per the defined policies and procedures
  4. Medico legal aspects of patient care
  5. Principles and rational usage of antibiotics
  6. Infection control measures in operation theater (OT)
  7. Isolation/quarantine of patients
  8. Documented policies and procedures for the care of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) and high dependency unit (HDU)
  9. Documented policies and procedures for the care of patients undergoing surgical procedures
  1. EVIDENCE OF SUCCESS
  2. Reduced burden of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI):

Training the students in HAI control has equipped them with what to check, what and what not to do in patient care areas during clinical rotations which are reflected in reduced burden of HAI.

  1. Universal precautions during Pandemic:

The universal precautions imparted to the students by the HICC had enabled them to handle patients with safe practices in times of COVID pandemic.

  1. Effective waste management practices:

The students are invariably taught on segregation and safe disposal of biomedical waste thereby enabling them to emerge as eco-friendly medical practitioners.

  1. Decrease in antimicrobial resistance:

Antibiotic resistance is a global problem and the students are taught about the judicious use of antibiotics which equips them to reduce the overall burden of antimicrobial resistance in their clinical practice settings.

  1. Safe OT practices:

Infection control measures in OT are imparted to the students for proper surgical prophylaxis, intra and post-operative care to prevent surgical site infections. This enables them to adopt safe OT practices in the clinical settings.

 

Uniqueness:

     These practices are unique in imbibing deep understanding and heightened responsibility in the medical graduates thus preparing them to render quality healthcare services to the patients and to the community.

Challenges:

  • Compliance and Coordination from the students, all the sectors of hospital and healthcare professionals towards adherence of preventive measures.

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